SAFe for Government (SGP)

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Execute and release value through Agile and lead a Lean- Agile transformation of a program inside a Government Agency.

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Applying Lean-Agile Practices in the Public Sector with the Scaled Agile Framework®

Transition public sector programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindsets, principles, and practices using the Scaled Agile Framework by becoming a SAFe® for Government leader.

During this two-day course, you will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean- Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. You will also get practical advice on building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe.

Topics Covered

  • Advancing Lean-Agile in government
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe principles
  • Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
  • Planning with cadence and synchronization
  • Delivering value in program increments
  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility
  • Leading successful change

What Attendees Get

To perform the role of a SAFe® for Government Leader, you should be able to:

  • Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles, and practices using SAFe
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
  • Identify and internalize the mindset and leader behaviors essential to successful Lean-Agile transformation
  • Follow success patterns for SAFe implementations adapted to the government context
  • Build a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for government leaders and influencers who can guide the decision to adopt SAFe within their agency or program. Examples include:

  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
  • Program and project managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)

What Is Included

  • Attendee workbook
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • One Certification exam attempt upon General Availability of the course

About the Instructor

Kishore Nakka

Enterprise Lean/Agile SAFe Transformation leader with 25+ years of progressive experience in IT industry leading people, process, and technology to deliver high value solutions with measurable results. As SAFe Program Consultant SPC5, trained several teams conducting workshops and 120+ SAFe certification classes to more than 2500+ students.

Mentored and Coached teams in SAFe, Lean/Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban, and other technical practices such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Release on Demand etc. Developed “Agile 5 Ecosystem”, a unique value-driven lean/agile maturity model build from ground up, depicting an ecosystem model, based on the industry best, proven principles of lean, agile, SAFe, and DecSecOps, a proven, tested, practical roadmap for business agility.

About Agilious

Agilious is an 8(a) certified small business specializing in enabling people and organizations to perform at their highest agility through the pragmatic application of Agile and Lean methods. As passionate practitioners we bring over 18 years of real-world Agile and Lean experience to serve our clients in the public and private sector. Our customers achieve people powered agility via our Agile Transformation, Agile Training, Agile Product Development, and Agile Engineering services.

Learn more: Agilious::People Powered Agility

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